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Northern lights over Portknockie
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Portknockie, Moray, Scotland

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Excellent - based on 16 reviews
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Adrian B
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great cottage!”
Reviewed 21 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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Definitely the best self catering cottage I've stayed in! Very nicely decorated, and spotlessly clean. The view from 'that' window is amazing, our 8 year old spent ages watching the ships going past.

The welcome hamper and milk in the fridge were nice additions and very welcome after a very long journey!

Portknockie is also a lovely place to stay, very peaceful and a good base to explore the area (just make sure you try the fish and chips).

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Feb 2017
Glad you enjoyed your time and thanks for your kind comments.
Ann
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Masbo
Essex, England
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Everything perfect!”
Reviewed 4 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016

This cottage definitely had the wow factor. Ann the owner had thought of everything. It was spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated, warm,spacious and had spectacular views out to sea. Would definitely recommend this cottage as the ideal place to stay to discover the region.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
5 Dec 2016
Thank you for your positive remarks, Bonny. From our side you were the perfect guests.
Ann
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Woody371
1 review
“Mr”
Reviewed 8 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Great cottage,excellent views, plenty to see and do everbody very friendly can highly recommend we will be back thanks for a great holiday

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Management Response
9 Oct 2016
We look forward to seeing you again, Alexander, and glad the cottage suited you well.
Ann
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sailorboy...
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 2 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

This is probably the best self catering cottage that we have stayed in since we stated holidaying in Scotland twenty two years ago. Spotless and very well presented, just what we wanted and excellent value. Hope to be back someday.

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Liked best: The views from the lounge
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
3 Oct 2016
Glad you enjoyed your time and look forward to seeing you sometime again.
Ann
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Sep 2016
Glad everything was to your liking, Diane & we look forward to seeing you again next August.
Ann
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jimb1902
Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Superb cottage, superb location, superb views.”
Reviewed 2 August 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This cottage has recently been re-furbished to a high standard. Everything is spotlessly clean, the owner is very helpful without being intrusive. A welcome pack left for us was very welcome. The uninterrupted views over the sea from the cottage are superb, whether from the large downstairs kitchen window or through the huge window in the upstairs lounge. Even on a rainy day there was an interesting view of the wild sea. We have been to Portknockie before, it is a great place to relax and there is a lot to do in the area. Sailmakers Cottage just makes it even better.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Aug 2016
Glad you enjoyed your time in Sailmaker's and thanks for your complimentary remarks.
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Kath P
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A wonderful place to relax.”
Reviewed 18 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Sailmaker's cottage is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. It had every thing we needed and the owner left us a lovely welcome pack of food. Its most special feature is the huge window in the upstairs lounge where you can watch the birds, boats and dolphins (binoculars provided).
The location within Portknockie is excellent with lovely walks in both directions along the coast. It is a quiet area which suited us very well.

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Liked best: the view
Liked least: the duvet was too hot for summer use
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
19 Jul 2016
Thank you for your kind remarks, Kath. I'm glad everything was to your liking & hope to see you again sometime.
Ann
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